Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, Bishop Donahue students will have the option of enrolling in multiple college courses, allowing them to graduate with as many as 27 college credits. West Virginia Northern Community College recently announced that early entrance students can register for any 3 credit hour classes for just $75 per class ($25 per credit hour). B.D.H.S. quickly collaborated with WVNCC to create a program that offers classes at Bishop Donahue and on the WVNCC Wheeling campus. The early entrance program offers Donahue families the most affordable college option available, potentially saving thousands of dollars.
By taking advantage of these classes now, students may be able to enter college as a sophomore, or have minimal freshman classes remaining. These classes, in the vast majority of cases, are transferable to colleges and universities in West Virginia.
Students will qualify to enroll for college classes based on their ACT scores or by taking the COMPASS test, which is offered by WVNCC.